USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Nielsen, A.)

Release No: 19-175 Sept. 11, 2019 PRINT | E-MAIL
WASHINGTON — Navy Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Arnold M. Nielsen, killed during World War II, was accounted for July 8, 2019.

(Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.)

On Dec. 7, 1941, Nielsen was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Nielsen.

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